Antikythera mechanism – The most ancient & mysterious Greek machine !

The Antikythera mechanism is more valuable than Mona Lisa ! says professor Michael Edmunds from Cardiff University, who led a 2006 study of the mechanism ! Honestly, this is one of the most mysterious, extraordinary, fascinating & interesting  machine I’ve ever seen in my life ? ! The Antikythera mechanism is one…

SURPRISE ME !

How does a 2 stroke engine work ?

In my previous article, we learned how 4 stroke engines work ! This time we will learn about the second type of engine i.e 2 stroke engine. The 2 stroke engine is a type of Internal combustion engine where one power cycle is completed with two strokes of the piston…

SURPRISE ME !

How do elevators or lifts work ?

Seriously, what would have happen if there were no elevators & if people were to walk up &  down a 50 or 100 storey building everyday in cities like NY ! I can’t even imagine the fatigue. Well, keeping our thought aside, let us see how do elevators work ?…

SURPRISE ME !

Amazing Archimedean screw !

The name itself gives us an idea that it is invented by Archimedes. Now this man – Archimedes, was an Ancient Greek mathematician, engineer, inventor, physicist, & an astronomer(such a smartass). We are living in 21st century & still we are not able to think stuff like this on our…

SURPRISE ME !

How does Geneva drive mechanism works ?

The Geneva drive or Maltese cross is a gear mechanism that translates a continuous rotation into an intermittent rotary motion. The rotating drive wheel has a pin that reaches into a slot of the driven wheel advancing it by one step. The drive wheel also has a raised circular blocking…

SURPRISE ME !